Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Universitatea Cluj are going up against away side Rapid Bucharest at Cluj Arena in the Liga I game on Friday.
All Universitatea Cluj v Rapid Bucharest game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Universitatea Cluj will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 2-1 Liga I triumph against Voluntari.
For Universitatea Cluj, the goalscorers were Mamadou Thiam (37') and Lóránd Fülöp (88'). Vitalie Damaşcan (62') scored for Voluntari.
Universitatea Cluj have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 against opposing sides during their last 6 matches. In those games, Universitatea Cluj have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 7. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Universitatea Cluj are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Rapid Bucharest will come into the clash following on from a 3-0 Liga I win as they beat Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe in their most recent outing.
The only player to score from Rapid Bucharest was Marko Dugandžić (5', 13', 19').
Looking at their form, and Rapid Bucharest have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. At the back, Rapid Bucharest have clearly had some problems.
Their previous form shows that Rapid Bucharest:
- are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 03/03/2012 shows us that Universitatea Cluj have won 2 of these & Rapid Bucharest 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 15 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 for șepcile roșii and 7 being from Giuleștenii. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league match between these clubs was Liga I match day 8 on 30/08/2022 when it ended Rapid Bucharest 1-0 Universitatea Cluj.
Team News: Universitatea Cluj
The Universitatea Cluj manager George Ogăraru will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Rapid Bucharest
Due to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the Rapid Bucharest boss has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Universitatea Cluj may not find it easy to be putting a goal past this Rapid Bucharest outfit who we think will do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’ve gone for a 0-1 winning score for Rapid Bucharest at full-time.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cluj Arena (3,201)
Chairman: Traian Gherghişan
Manager: George Ogăraru
Competitions: Liga I position 13